This is Not a Portrait with James Esber

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Sunday, February 20, 2011


The deadline to register for this event is Monday, February 14!

In collaboration with The Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield and Artspace New Haven, the artist James Esber is expanding his This is Not a Portrait project to Connecticut. For the last several years, he has been collaborating with broad, diverse audiences to generate depictions of public figures, most notably Osama Bin Laden.  The resulting ink and brush drawings are similar in that all the heads are exactly the same size and all contain the same number of lines.

On February 20, from 3-6 pm, Esber invites members of the New Haven community to engage in this experiment at Artspace.  The artist is interested in exploring repetition - and the differences that emerge from each participant’s individual sensibilities and personal touch.

No previous drawing experience is necessary, there is no cost, and all materials are provided.

If you are interested in participating, he’d like to hear from you - so please fill out an entry form and fax to (203) 772-0850 or e-mail to alana [at] artspacenh [dot] org by no later than February 14.

Please note: signing up for the project does not guarantee your participation, as the artist will make the final selection based on convening a diversity of genders, ages, and occupations. The goal is for 18 individuals from the New Haven area to complete new drawings in the series that will be included in Esber’s 2011 exhibition, Your Name Here, at The Aldrich Museum. 

 


 


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